Trajectories in higher education: Meeting rising expectations
10–12 OCTOBER 2022 NEW YORK, US
The THE World Academic Summit 2022, in partnership with New York University, will focus on the theme of trajectories and examine the role of higher education leaders and policymakers in identifying, adapting to and meeting rising expectations for progress in three different areas: students, institutions, and the wider higher education sector.
THE’s flagship annual summit will bring some of the world’s most influential leaders and researchers to New York to ask where higher education is headed and how it will contribute to these multiple trajectories at the individual level of student success, at the institutional level of pedagogical and research excellence and relevance, and at the sector level of meeting the needs of society and being viewed as crucial players in a post-pandemic world.
The summit will also feature the exclusive live reveal of the THE World University Rankings 2023.
What are the successes and ongoing challenges to universities as engines of social mobility? Is the “meritocracy model” a help or a hindrance? What might replace it?
Beyond career success, how are universities shaping students’ personal growth and transformation? Is this the key priority of higher education for the needs of a future economy?
From an institutional perspective, what drives a university’s trajectory? How much autonomy does a university leader really have? Can they truly direct change?
Can higher education guide its own disruption? Or must external agents develop new models of research and learning and compete with the established paradigm to meet “consumer” demand and governmental/societal expectations?
Has the Covid-19 pandemic forced new demands on higher education? How much should universities be expected to take on and redress the range of inequities – health, economic, racial, and social – laid inescapably bare by the pandemic? How will they respond?
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